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  • The Burden of a Fire
    The Burden of a Fire

    Original title: Tulekahju paine

    2013 | Documentary | Director: Riho Västrik

  • The Class
    The Class

    Original title: Klass

    2007 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Ilmar Raag

    The drama directed by Ilmar Raag is based on real stories of school bullying, following the process of growing violence culminating with a tragic denouement. The screenplay has been written in collaboration with the participating schoolchildren.

  • The Spring
    The Spring

    Original title: Kevade

    1969 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Arvo Kruusement

    The first independent feature film directed by Arvo Kruusement is based on the story "The Spring" by Oskar Luts, depicting events of a school year in an Estonian church parish school at the end of 19th century. This lyrical and jolly youth story full of hope has been selected as the best Estonian feature film of all times.

Recognition of the Database

Eesti parim kolmanda sektori e-teenus 2015

Republic of Estonia Information System Authority jury comprising industry experts selected the Estonian Film Database to be the winner in civil society e-services category for 2015

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Estonian Film Database (EFDB)

The database is maintained by NGO Estonian Film Database. It was opened on 12.12.2012 and is meant for providing information about the whole Estonian film heritage from 1912. We plan fully complete it by 2022 but already now full and partial entries for about 16 000 films, 9000 filmmakers and more than 200 production companies could be retrieved in Estonian and partly in English. Translation of film descriptions and keywords into English is an ongoing process. Read more detailed overview.

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